11-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dublin to Kilkenny, Killarney, Limerick, and Galway

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11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Ireland as you embark on an unforgettable 11-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Dublin, Kilkenny, Enniskerry, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Blarney, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty, Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, and Loughrea Municipal District. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Ireland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Dublin, 1 night in Kilkenny, 1 night in Killarney, 2 nights in Limerick, and 2 nights in Galway. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Ireland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Dublin, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Ireland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Ireland. Phoenix Park and Cliffs of Moher are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Dublin, Kilkenny, Enniskerry, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Blarney, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty, Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, and Loughrea Municipal District, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Ireland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Ireland.

Throughout your road trip in Ireland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Ireland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Ireland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Ireland today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
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Destinations

 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 1 night
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 2 nights
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny / 1 night
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 4 nights

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Attractions

Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
Photo of amazing Cliffs of Moher at sunset in Ireland, County Clare.Cliffs of Moher
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBunratty Castle & Folk Park
Photo of Fota Wildlife Park: giraffe being fed leaves, Ireland.Fota Wildlife Park
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Killarney National Park, Glenna, Muckross ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandKillarney National Park
Molly Malone StatueMolly Malone Statue
Kilkenny CastleKilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle. Historic landmark in the town of Kilkenny in Ireland.Kilkenny Castle Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Blarney ED, Blarney - Macroom, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandBlarney Castle & Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry ED, The Municipal District of Bray, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandPowerscourt House & Gardens
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ballinastoe, Calary ED, The Municipal District of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandWicklow Mountains National Park
photo of view ofRoss Castle is a 15th-century tower house in County Kerry, Ireland.Ross Castle
Photo of view from Torc Mountain, Ireland.Torc Mountain
Majestic water cascade of Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland. Famous tourist atractions in co. Wicklow, Ireland.Powerscourt Waterfall
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
photo of King Johns Castle Limerick City .King John's Castle
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo of North Bull Island Nature Reserve , Dublin Ireland .Bull Island
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
photo of view of Cork Opera House, Cork, Irland.Cork Opera House
Jameson Distillery Midleton
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of view of Elizabeth Fort, Cork, Irland.Elizabeth Fort
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
St. Mary's Cathedral, Englishtown, John's B, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandSaint Mary's Cathedral
Coole Park Nature Reserve
The Long Point, Knockanima, Loughrea Rural ED, Loughrea Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Long Point
St Brendan's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Clahane Shore Area

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dublin - arrival day

  • Dublin - Arrival day
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  • Molly Malone Statue
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Say hello to Dublin! Your exciting road trip through Ireland is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Dublin for 3 nights before you continue your adventure!

Dublin is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Dublin. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Dublin. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Bastible is the restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 1-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern meals.

Elevate your dining experience at a 2-star Michelin restaurant in Dublin, Patrick Guilbaud. At this Bib Gourmand awardee, savor a combination of exceptional flavors with a memorable dining experience. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature modern french dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Another culinary gem in Dublin you shouldn’t miss is Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen. Enjoy a menu that has earned it a prestigious 2-star Michelin rating. Delivering a food experience like no other, this Bib Gourmand restaurant’s modern menu and exceptional service make it a must-visit destination for those seeking exceptional dining in the area.

After dinner, visit The Temple Bar Pub to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Dublin, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like The Brazen Head. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Brazen Head has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 11-day road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 38 km, 1 hour 42 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Bull Island
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Dublin.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at The Vintage Kitchen while you’re in Dublin. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 911 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Dublin is Chapter One Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 849 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Dublin, enjoy Mr Fox’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 690 satisfied guests.

One of travelers' and locals' favorite bars in the city is Porterhouse Temple Bar. This claim is supported by 7,884 customers who have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to another popular place like Light House Cinema. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

The options in Dublin don’t end there. You could also spend some time at the excellent The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Book of Kells
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
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Day 3 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Dublin for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Dublin on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Dublin. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit The Stags Head. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Dublin has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 4,691 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, The Celt should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Dublin, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,507 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at O'Donoghues Bar. This highly regarded restaurant in Dublin has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 4,110 satisfied guests.

Experience the local nightlife scene. The Bank on College Green is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,043 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar among locals like Café en Seine. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 bar-goers.

Murray’s Pub is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Ireland.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Wicklow, and The Municipal District of Bray

  • Kilkenny
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Drive 182 km, 3 hours 20 min

  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 5 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Kilkenny. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Kilkenny. Kilkenny will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Dublin, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Enniskerry. Your travel time is around 49 min.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Kilkenny, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the town.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Kilkenny.

Book a table at Petronella Restaurant, a famous dining establishment in Kilkenny. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 640 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Kilkenny is Butcher Restaurant, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.7 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 563 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Kilkenny’s Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,409 satisfied diners.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Tynans Bridge House Bar is our number one recommendation. Around 509 customers have rated this bar 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Kytelers Inn also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,411 reviews.

Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant is another popular place to spend the evening in Kilkenny. This bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,225 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Kilkenny and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, and Killarney

  • Killarney
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Drive 285 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Jameson Distillery Midleton
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On day 5 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 5 destinations, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, and Killarney. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Killarney, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

After soaking in Kilkenny’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 52 min. When you arrive in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, it's time to take a break from the road.

Make Rock of Cashel your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,510 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Cahir. This drive usually takes around 17 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Cahir Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,042 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Killarney. Killarney offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Killarney's best restaurants.

Don't forget to book a table at Cronins Restaurant, a well-known eatery in Killarney. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 950 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder while exploring Killarney. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 766 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House, a popular restaurant in Killarney. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 626 discerning diners.

One of the best bars in Killarney you could visit tonight after your dinner is John M. Reidy. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Laurels Pub & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,544 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Blarney, Cork, and Limerick

  • Cork
  • Limerick
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Drive 192 km, 3 hours 12 min

  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Elizabeth Fort
  • Cork Opera House
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Blarney, Cork, and Limerick. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Limerick. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Cork and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 16 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Cork beckons with new experiences!

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Fitzgerald's Park. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,170 visitors.

Next, make your way to Elizabeth Fort. This fort is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,752 reviews.

While in Cork, we also recommend a visit to Cork Opera House. This opera house has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,841 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Cork, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Limerick may take around 1 hour 20 min. Upon your arrival in Limerick, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Limerick, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Limerick. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in The Locke Bar, a distinguished dining establishment in Limerick. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 3,798 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Limerick is Texas Steakout. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 2,450 happy diners.

Nancy Blakes stands out as a local favorite in Limerick. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,535 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city. Marco Polo is a popular option with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,242 customers.

Another top option is The Old Quarter GastroPub. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,238 customers.

The Curragower | Limerick is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 874 customers.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Ireland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Killarney and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 255 km, 4 hours 48 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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Greet day 7 of your road trip in Ireland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Limerick for your remaining 1 night in the city later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Killarney, Killarney, and Limerick.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Killarney, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Limerick to Killarney may take around 1 hour 44 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Limerick.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Limerick's best restaurants.

Reserve your spot at Cornstore Limerick, a popular local restaurant in Limerick. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,389 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Coqbull Limerick during your stay in Limerick. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,385 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Taikichi, a popular local gem in Limerick. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,017 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bobby Byrne's, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Jerry Flannery's Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 927 customers.

Mickey Martin's Pub is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Ireland.

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Day 8

Day 8 – West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, and Galway

  • Limerick
  • Galway
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Drive 159 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
  • King John's Castle
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Clahane Shore Area
  • Cliffs of Moher
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On day 8 of your road trip in Ireland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Limerick, West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, and Galway. In the evening, you’ll end up in Galway, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Saint Mary's Cathedral. This church is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,025 visitors.

King John's Castle is another popular attraction you could visit today. This castle has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,634 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Bunratty, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Limerick to Bunratty may take around 17 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Galway, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the city.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Galway's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Hooked. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Galway boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 1,796 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Galway is O'Connell's Bar Galway. It has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,659 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Kai Restaurant, in Galway. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,177 satisfied customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city, Tigh Chóilí. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,662 reviews and guarantees you a great time.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to a popular bar like Caribou. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

The options in Galway don’t end there, you could also spend some time at the excellent A Púcán. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Ireland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 3 km, 42 min

  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Eyre Square
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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Day 9 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Galway. You have 1 night left in Galway. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

You can learn more about Galway today by going on a tour. Galway offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Galway's best restaurants.

Make a reservation at Ard Bia at Nimmos, a popular dining spot in Galway. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,099 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at The Quay Street Kitchen while indulging in the charm of Galway. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,029 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square), a treasured establishment in Galway. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,000 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Front Door Pub, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is The Skeff Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

The Quays Bar and Restaurant is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Ireland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Kinvarra, Gort, and Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 247 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park Nature Reserve
  • St Brendan's Roman Catholic Cathedral
  • The Long Point
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Dive into day 10 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Kinvarra, Gort, Loughrea Municipal District, and Dublin, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Dublin. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Kinvarra’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Galway behind. This drive usually takes around 32 min. Kinvarra welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Dunguaire Castle. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,855 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Kinvarra and set your GPS to Gort. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 17 min. Upon reaching Gort, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Coole Park Nature Reserve. This park is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 562 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Dublin. Dublin offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Dublin.

Make sure to reserve a table at Lemon Jelly Cafe, an iconic dining spot in Dublin. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,104 satisfied guests.

Make your way to The Palace Bar. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,824 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at Merchant's Arch? This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars among 2,988 guests.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Ireland.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • Ha'penny Bridge
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Day 11 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Dublin before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Ireland, take time to indulge in shopping at Dublin’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Ireland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Before you conclude your road trip in Ireland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Dublin.

You’ll then say farewell to Dublin. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Ireland!

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